Unions & Employees
Unions & Employees
Negotiation Consulting, Training, Mediation for Unions, Employees
Negotiation Advice International (NAI) has worked with unions and employees on their most pressing negotiations and conflicts with management, called on because of NAI’s unique expertise in handling the most important and challenging situations for our clients. The fact that we advise both employees and companies on employment matters in different contexts and industries worldwide means that we maintain a 360-degree perspective in managing disputes and negotiations. This allows us to quickly grasp the issues in play and promote our clients’ interests in a way that can be heard by their counterparts while bridging divides and structuring wise deals in both union negotiations and more general employee negotiations.
NAI’s Managing Director, Peter D. Johnston, spearheads all of our client engagements with a view to helping employees achieve more. He is an internationally recognized negotiation expert, sought-after negotiation consultant, speaker, mediator, and bestselling author. His award-winning book, Negotiating with Giants, relays lessons from our firm’s advisory work and some of history’s most difficult negotiations. Peter’s negotiation results have been formally recognized by the United States Government for their positive economic and social impact, both domestically and abroad.
We provide advice and training to support those negotiating with their employers, often in the most difficult circumstances, to help even the playing field whenever needed. Our advisory team generates substantive and process solutions supported by decades of experience — and success — in union negotiations, employee negotiations (primarily executives negotiating with their companies), and labor disputes.
Below are examples of a range of engagements executed by our principals in relation to negotiating labor-management talks, employee-employer interactions, and labor disputes. We work both behind the scenes guiding our clients as they negotiate, or as appropriate, go to the negotiation table on their behalf. Depending on the situation, we mediate contract talks as a whole, work with all parties to resolve specific contractual differences, or facilitate the re-building and improvement of vital working relationships.
As negotiation experts trusted by union, business, and government leaders, athletes, celebrities, and public figures, our reputation for discretion and confidentiality is critical to our success. Given the sensitive nature of our work, most of our clients’ names can never be made public. However, we do identify some clients when and as appropriate, only connecting them to detailed project descriptions on an exceptional basis.